Man wounded by Troopers on Sterling Highway

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say one of their officers has seriously wounded a man accused of pulling a gun on the trooper after a chase on the Sterling Highway south of Anchorage.

KTUU-TV reports that troopers say Seward police informed them about a despondent man traveling Tuesday afternoon on the Seward Highway. In a statement, troopers say they tried to stop that driver, who took off at a high rate of speed.

A trooper made contact with the man after he got out of a vehicle on the Sterling Highway. Troopers say the man pulled a gun from his trunk, refused the officer’s commands and was shot. He was taken to an Anchorage hospital for treatment of what were described as serious injuries.


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No troopers were hurt.

Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said she didn’t have any additional details.

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